November 30, 2020

Dropbox catches up with a password vault, folder backup, and a family plan

On Tuesday, Dropbox announced new features that help the service catch up to Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive, which offer a number of these features already. Did you know that Dropbox didn't have automatic folder backup from your PC to the cloud...

On Tuesday, Dropbox announced new features that help the service catch up to Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive, which offer a number of these features already. Did you know that Dropbox didn’t have automatic folder backup from your PC to the cloud? Password storage? A secured vault for critical documents, or a family plan? Well, now it does.

A key new feature is Dropbox Passwords, which attempts to emulate a password manager (or Google Chrome, which offers a secured store of passwords to use across various apps and services) by offering its own password vault. Like the other services, the Dropbox Passwords service will autofill passwords when asked. Dropbox said it will provide apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, with zero-knowledge encryption, so the passwords will only be known by you. Dropbox isn’t charging separately for this service, but will make it part of Dropbox Plus (currently $11.99 per user per month).

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